Daily marijuana use can result in skinny body shape

Daily marijuana use can result in skinny body shape

There are many ways recommended to evaluate one’s fitness level, but the most relevant and scientific way is to measure the body mass index (BMI) which assesses the level of fat deposited in the body. Calculation of the BMI helps physicians determine the patients’ level of overall fitness and their likelihood to be afflicted with chronic illnesses. Read more

Famous personalities and their drugs of choice

Famous personalities and their drugs of choice

There is a fine line interconnecting famous personalities and their trail of addiction. Most of them have their own list of addictive substances, ranging from alcohol to ecstasy or crystal meth. While some indulge in alcohol abuse, some prefer to get a euphoric high through psychedelic drugs or stimulants.  Read more

Drugged driving: A menace on US roads

Drugged driving: A menace on US roads

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drugged driving is responsible for nearly 18 percent of all motor vehicle deaths in the United States. It further states that motor vehicle accidents are the nation’s leading cause of death in those under 30. As per some studies, the rate of drugged driving has significantly increased as compared to drunken driving. The risk of accidents further increases in cases where the driver mixes both alcohol and drug. Read more

Opana's rising popularity among US drug users

Opana’s rising popularity among US drug users

Opana is an opioid painkiller manufactured by Endo Pharmaceuticals and based in the United States. The drug was marketed in 2006. It was designed to be effective over a 12 hour period following ingestion. Abusers of the drug began crushing the pills and snorting the powder which provided a dose designed to work over 12 hours to release its effects all at once. In 2012, Endo reformulated the drug, applying a coating that made the pills difficult to crush. Read more

Understanding the ‘science’ of an addicted brain

Understanding the ‘science’ of an addicted brain

Addiction can be more than an excuse to scout around for happiness and pleasure, to act wild and reckless and to escape from the daily grind. It can actually be a work of the brain, say researchers. Read more